What Do You Know About Bio Hazards?
Exposure to biological and chemical contaminants can pose serious health consequences for building occupants,employees,,customers and owners. A failure to properly handle and safely remove such hazardous substances can contribute to unhealthy and even dangerous environments.
SERVPRO of Laurel professionals are trained to safely and effectively remove bio hazardous substances and prepare waste for proper disposal according to OSHA, EPA and State and Local health regulations. Along with these requirements comes compassion to get through these tough situations that impact our customers. Each and every trained technician shows compassion toward our customers.
SERVPRO of Laurel professionals can help with the following issues:
Blood borne Pathogens
Crime Scene Residue
Black Water Intrusions
Please contact us at SERVPRO of Laurel for any questions concerning Biohazard Cleanups (601) 425-0119
Mold in your Home or Business? SERVPRO of Laurel can Help.
Microscopic mold spores naturally occur almost everywhere, both outdoors and indoors. This makes it impossible to remove all mold from a home or business. Therefore, mold remediation reduces the mold spore count back to its natural or baseline level. Some restoration businesses advertise “mold removal” and even guarantee to remove all mold, which is a fallacy. Consider the following mold facts:
- Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
- Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air and may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or a pet.
- Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens and irritants.
- Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise, the mold may return.
- Mold often produces a strong, musty odor and can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
- Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.
If your home or business has a mold problem, we can inspect and assess your property and use our specialized training, equipment, and expertise to remediate your mold issues.
If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (601) 425-0119
Get Advice and Tips from the Pros
SERVPRO is a franchise company. SERVPRO has been in business for over 35 years. Experience, coupled with training, has made given them quite a bit of knowledge to pass on to their clients. SERVPRO of Laurel is owned and staffed by highly trained and specialized personnel that really desire to help you in whatever cleanup or recovery situation you find yourself in. There are many things that you can do and many you shouldn't do before SERVPRO arrives to help you with your fire, water damage, smoke damage, vandalism, or even harmful waste issues. The "do's and don'ts" so to speak.
For instance with fire or smoke damage -
. Limit your movement in the home or business to prevent soot particles from becoming embedded in upholstery or carpets
. Keep your hands clean. Soot transfers easily and can damage many surfaces including woodwork
. attempt to wash walls or painted surfaces without first contacting SERVPRO of Laurel
. Consume any canned or packaged food or beverage that may have been close to the fire
With Water Damage..
. Shut off water source if possible
. Turn off circuit breakers fro wet areas of the building
. Enter rooms with standing water where electrical hazards may exist
. Turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet
Be prepared for all emergencies by learning all you can about what to do until help arrives.
An extensive list can be obtained by calling SERVPRO of Laurel
Did You Know?
The list of services offered by SERVPRO of Laurel may just surprise you! While it may not be something you have recently considered, maybe a moment of explanation about SERVPRO's many services would help you enjoy some peace of mind.
We all invest time, resources, and lots of energy to protect and even increase the value of our home. Your home is your castle and it leaves some sort of impression to everyone who is a guest. SERVPRO of Laurel is committed to assisting you with the resources you need to tackle a host of potential issues in your home and at a fair price.
SERVPRO professionals offer fire, smoke, and soot cleanup and restoration, water removal and dehumidification, mold prevention services, contents claim and inventory services, air duct and HVAC cleaning, carpet and hardwood floor cleaning and care, cleaning of upholstery and drapes with both wet and dry cleaning methods, odor identification and deodorization, as well as stain removal and stain resistant applications!
That is quite a list of services for your peace of mind and the maintenance or protection of your home. Call SERVPRO of Laurel for more details or for a quote for your needs! (601)425-0119
Extended power outages may impact the whole community and the economy. A power outage is when the electrical power goes out unexpectedly. A power outage may:
Disrupt communications, water, and transportation.
Close retail businesses, grocery stores, gas stations, ATMs, banks, and other services.
Cause food spoilage and water contamination.
Prevent use of medical devices.
PROTECT YOURSELF DURING A POWER OUTAGE:
Keep freezers and refrigerators closed.
Only use generators outdoors and away from windows.
Do not use a gas stove to heat your home.
Disconnect appliances and electronics to avoid damage from electrical surges.
Have alternate plans for refrigerating medicines or using power-dependent medical devices.
If safe, go to an alternate location for heat or cooling.
Check on neighbors.
HOW TO STAY SAFE WHEN A POWER OUTAGE THREATENS:
- Take an inventory of the items you need that rely on electricity.
- Talk to your medical provider about a power outage plan for medical devices powered by electricity and refrigerated medicines. Find out how long medication can be stored at higher temperatures and get specific guidance for any medications that are critical for life.
- Plan for batteries and other alternatives to meet your needs when the power goes out.
- Sign up for local alerts and warning systems. Monitor weather reports.
- Install carbon monoxide detectors with battery backup in central locations on every level of your home.
- Determine whether your home phone will work in a power outage and how long battery backup will last.
- Review the supplies that are available in case of a power outage. Have flashlights with extra batteries for every household member. Have enough nonperishable food and water.
- Use a thermometer in the refrigerator and freezer so that you can know the temperature when the power is restored. Throw out food if the temperature is 40 degrees or higher.
- Keep mobile phones and other electric equipment charged and gas tanks full.
What's That Smell
It has happened to you just like it has happened to most people. You have a pungent odor in your home and you can't get rid of it. Sometimes its because of an overflow, a spill, or even a dead rodent but the smell is almost unbearable!SERVPRO of Laurel can, under most circumstances help!
Identifying where the smell is coming from and then deep cleaning the areas professionally is one way to assist you on your road to restoring the pleasantness. SERVPRO of Laurel will also use specialized equipment for deodarization of your home, business, place of worship, or any other area of concern. The processes used do not merely cover the odors but actually remove them.
Next time you are dealing with odors and smells that just linger and stay give the experts a call and allow SERVPRO to put your mind at ease and the odors that plague your home or business away for good.
SERVPRO of Laurel - 601-425-0119
Mold is the enemy of every homeowner. Mold looks unsightly, smells bad, and can cause damage to your soft furnishings, carpets, clothes, and even your appliances or the structure of your home itself. Often the first sign of mold is a glimpse of discoloration on a wall or ceiling, or maybe noticing that telltale moldy smell in a bathroom or laundry room.
However, spores can grow in hidden places, too. You can reduce the risk of the fungus growing unnoticed and causing mold damage to your residence home by being proactive about looking for evidence of mold. SERVPRO recommends you check the following places for hidden contamination.
Chimneys are cold and can easily get damp from rain or even snow. Brickwork provides plenty of hidden crevices for spores to grow in. Make sure your chimney flashing is in good condition and replace it if need be. An annual visit from a chimney sweep is a good idea, too.
Most kitchen appliances get washed after every use, but there are still some hidden areas you must check regularly. Take a look at refrigerator drip trays, the door and seal of front-loading washing machines, and refrigerator and freezer seals. You can deal with mild cases using a weak bleach solution followed by a quick wipe with white vinegar.
Carpets and Carpet Pads
Carpets and carpet pads provide an environment where mold can propagate unnoticed, especially if a carpet gets wet. If your floor coverings get wet, call us at once. Our skilled teams come with free standing and truck mounted pumps and extraction tools to remove water and lessen the risk of fungus growing under your carpet or pad.
SERVPRO of Laurel recommends putting in a call to us at the first sign of mold in your home. Our IICRC certified technicians come prepared to set up containment to protect the rest of your home before getting to work on thoroughly cleaning the affected area. We use powerful HEPA vacuums to vacuum loose spores from surfaces, along with a combination of sanding, wire brush scrubbing, dusting, and wiping with a detergent solution to ensure each surface is properly cleaned of mold. We also use negative air machines when needed, to vent contaminated air outside your home.
When mold cleaning is complete, our trained experts bring in dehumidifiers and air movers to dry the affected room, carpet, or area back to its normal level of dryness and discourage further growth.
If you suspect mold growth in your home, give SERVPRO of Laurel a call at (601)425-0119 today.
When Storms Hit, We Are Ready!!!
Water Damage Specialists
SERVPRO of Laurel specializes in storm and flood damage restoration. Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition.
Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.
Resources to Handle Floods and Storms
When storms hit Jones county and the surrounding areas we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,650 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the United States.
Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today (601) 425-0119
Commercial Client Benefits
Multi-family, Residential and Commercial Property Managers
At SERVPRO of Laurel we understand the value of a quick response and fast turn around time when it comes to an emergency situation for a commercial and residential property. A quick response time can mean a reduction in the size and scope of the damage, and the difference between having a chance at saving business critical documents and equipment for the clients that are most important to you.
Commercial Client Benefits
Choosing SERVPRO of Laurel for your commercial damage mitigation accrues you benefits not limited to:
- Working with you to tailor the solution to you, priding ourselves in accurate and straightforward communication.
- SERVPRO is the leader in commercial damage mitigation.
- Every large commercial loss is supervised by a local commercial operations manager to help ensure seamless communication and timely mitigation.
- The SERVPRO Commercial Large Loss Division is composed of our best of the best in restoration. Our elite large-loss specialists are pre-qualified and strategically positioned throughout the United States to handle any size disaster.
Mold and Mildew Staines
Dealing with nasty mold and mildew are common cleaning issues that can arise within your home or business. Unfortunately, our Mississippi climate can give mold and mildew the perfect conditions to grow and thrive in, and can be found anywhere from damp clothing to upholstered furniture and carpets.
When you find mold and mildew on your furniture and carpets, and need professional help to get rid of it properly, our expert service professionals at SERVPRO of Laurel will use our state of the art equipment to help you take care of your mold issue quickly and safely.
However, if your mold and mildew problems are less catastrophic here are a few simple tips to help you remove mold and mildew from…
Apply a solution of one part bleach to three parts water to the stain and allow the solution to sit for 5-10 minutes, then wash as directed.
If the article of clothing cannot be bleached, try removing the mold with lemon juice or white vinegar. Soak a cotton pad in lemon juice or vinegar and place it on the stain. Allow the solution to soak for several minutes. Then, remove the cotton pad, and sprinkle the area with some salt to further boost the effect of the acid. If possible, place the item in a sunny spot to dry. The sun rays will also bleach stains. Repeat as needed, then wash the garment as usual.
If the mildew stain persists, bring the article to a professional dry cleaner.
...grout and walls
To clean mildew and mold effectively from walls and grout, mix a solution of one part bleach to three parts water. Dampen (don’t soak) a sponge with the solution and apply it to the moldy areas. As the mildew disappears, dry the area using an old towel.
If your upholstered furniture has water damage and a substantial amount of mold growth, it should be replaced.
However, if there's only a small mold stain, you can try using a 3% hydrogen peroxide solution. Blot it on the mold and allow it to work for a minute or so. Rinse solution from the area by alternately dabbing it with a damp cloth or sponge and a dry cotton cloth. This probably will not remove the mold, but it may help lessen the stain.
Consult the professionals at SERVPRO of Laurel if the stain persists or reappears.